Toonz invites entries from animators globally for Third edition of The Flying Elephant Animation & Short Film Competition
Toonz Animation that has grown today to be one of the leading Animation Companies in the world has announced the third Edition of Flying Elephants Animation Contest for animators from any part of the globe. Flying Elephant Animation Awards that was presented to Indian animators in the last couple of years has now opened doors to animators from across the world
The competition will be held as part of the ‘Animation Masters Summit 2017’, prestigious annual animation event to be held in May in Trivandrum. Animators of national and international repute will convene in Trivandrum to share their experiences and expertise with passionate professionals and aspiring young talent.
Toonz invites film entries from talented and passionate artistes and filmmakers in four categories viz. Animation Short Films, Animation Feature Films, Students Short Films and Live Action Short Film. The competition is open to individuals, studios and students. The last day for sending in application for the Flying Elephant competition would be April 10, 2017.
On receiving applications, the entries will be shortlisted by a 12-member panel. The panel shall shortlist the total entries to the top 12 entries (3 in each category). The twelve shortlisted films will be then evaluated by the visiting Masters during the Animation Masters Summit. On May 7, 2016 the winners will be announced at the concluding ceremony of the Summit and the ‘The Flying Elephant Trophy’ will be awarded to the best films.
“The Flying Elephant is a symbolic representation of providing creativity wings to spread, fly and create the most innovative and interesting story in animation which can surpass any border and culture and reach out to one and all alike.” Said Toonz Animation Group CEO, P Jayakumar. “It is with this aim we have announced the third edition of the Flying Elephant Animation Awards and invited nominations from animation artistes from across the world.”In the past years we received several entries from our neighboring countries like Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangaldesh and even from Middle East.
“The purpose of the Flying Elephant Competition is to bring to surface, evolution and new tendencies of the Animation & Entertainment Industry and to showcase originality and excellence. The best forum to present this is one in which Animation Industry stalwarts from India and other parts of the world are here in God’s Own Country.” He added.
To know more about the competition, please visit http://animationsummit.in/ams-competition.php